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farlane is at the live desk. >> tom sherwood reporting that vincent gray is planning to run for re-election. he signed up for petitions to do so. the 71-year-old mayor completing his first term and will run for a second term as mayor of d.c. if he does run, if the reports are true, he would be running against many of his former council colleagues, several of them that announced their intention to run. vincent gray signing up for petitions to run. he is on the scene and we'll have more details shortly. i'm scott macfarlane. >> thank you, scott. veronica joins us. cloudy start to the week. >> yeah, get your eraser out. maybe that will help matters. we are looking at socked in conditions. we have cloudy skies out there now. we are going to see fog form during the overnight that could cause issues for tomorrow morning. there's the gray sky. the scaffolding comes down. we have not one, but two weak weather systems messing with us today. one off the coast of north carolina. we have another weather front advancing eastward. showers in western pennsylvania and northwestern virginia showing up now. the other thin
parliament and calls for new elections. [chanting] a day of prayer in south africa for nelson mandela and leaders including president obama and three former u.s. presidents expected to attend tuesday's memorial service for the late south african president. >> and a crime was never committed and we stood by that. >> reporter: the san antonio four speaking out, released after 16 years behind bars for a crime they have always maintained they did not commit. ♪ the deep freeze is on, wintry weather and cold temperatures reach the east coast. the weather is disrupting travel nationwide and made some sunday nfl games almost impossible to see. good morning and welcome to al jazeera america, i'm stephanie sy and the storm caused car pile ups in several states and accidents on the pennsylvania turnpike sunday involved almost 60 video as and this shows the long line of cars that came to a halt in morgan town, pennsylvania and we are tracking the storm. what is the latest? >> all of that snow and wind, it is still with us and we are going to continue to see it taking its toll and creating very
to help us hold elections so wreck choose a president deserving of the name and leave the country t they have to stay for thetrition. >> there are some people who have comparing this to rawanda in 1994. the genocide there killed hundreds of thousands of people. there are differences that was ethnic violence. here, it is sectarian. religious leaders are preaching peace, not hate. >> there is a growing atmosphere of ven he knew. you can't call it genocide yet. that would be imprudent but what is certain is that from now on central african republic, society will never be the same again >> reporter: there are many examples in history of where international forces have intervened too late. for the world, it's finally, taking notice that what is happening here al jazeera, bange. >> a deepening crisis in tie land as members of the main opposition party resign from parliament today. the party said it stepped down in protest calling the current government illegitimate, refusing to work with the prime minister. it increases the political crisis in that country. five have been killed since mas
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there was no brady bill. it took another election. the election of 1992, in which sarah brady, a life-long republican, the daughter of that fbi agent, she supported the democrat, bill clinton. she supported him because he supported the brady bill. and in the fall of clinton's first year in office, with clinton's party in control of the house and of the senate, it actually happened. >> in the east room of the white house today, it was not just an ordinary presidential ceremony, the end of a long road for jim and sarah brady, parents of the brady bill. >> that was a road more than 12 years long. but at last gun control supporters could smile. the brady bill was now law. >> and now we're here to tell the nra that their nightmare is true, we're back. we're not going away after brady. we have a lot to do. >> chuck schumer, a much younger congressman chuck schumer back then and wasn't entirely wrong when he said that. congress did pass and clinton did sign an assault weapons ban months later. when they lost in a landslide in the 1994 midterms, many democrats blamed their gun activism for it. they did so ag
an unannounced visit to the d.c. board of elections before it closed for the day. what did you just do? >> well, i just came down and filed to take out petitions for re-election. >> so this is your declaration you are seeking re-election? >> yes, this is my declaration. we are actually going to have a kick off event in early 2014. i think the goal now is to get the required number of signatures to get on the ballot. >> reporter: gray faces up hill challenges. federal prosecutors continue to investigate gray's 2010 campaign and an illegal shadow campaign that spent $650,000 to help elect him. four persons pled guilty. gray has not been charged nor publicly discussed that campaign. how will you address the 2010 campaign before the 2014 campaign? >> we are trying to look ahead, tom. the 2010 campaign has been discussed many, many times at many, many venues. it's still being investigated. i talked to you and other people about, you know, that i didn't do anything. so, the opportunity now is before me to be able to continue to do this job. i'm seizing on the opportunity. >> reporter: gray joins a fi
of everything. it is a different philosophy than a republican would have. that if romney were elected, we would be coming out of this by now. with all this government regulation and the government goes -- the government knows best and comes first, as sky has never worked hard. arrogant,most polarizing, racist president we have ever had. the only people making excuses for him are the morally weak and politically correct liberal white apologists and the plaque -- and the black racists in the name of political correctness. everyone else is realistic enough to see the frog has dissipated and this guy is a total fraud. he will go down as one of the worst presidents this country has ever had. he does not care about the pain the americans are going through. >> joe from new york, good morning. caller: good morning. thank bush.to he was right 10 years ago when he said increasing domestic oil wouldtion in north dakota stimulate and create jobs. i remember senator kerry was opposed to that. now it and it up being right because every million barrels we produce here, we generate $60 billion per year in reve
obama was elected and they checked off everything on the checklist. make him an illegitimate president, reduce women's rights, roll back women's reproductive rights, keep illegals out of the country, stop everything that obama wants to do because that is what they wanted to do, to take as many days off as they want to, they go out and raise money for their elections. they are doing exactly what they want to. with just two weeks left in this first session of the hundred 13th congress, what do thing needs to be done here, what are the must do's before congress gets out of town at the we of the month? caller: need to pass a budget. they need to do something about immigration. need to have a raise for people on social security so need to have a raise for people on social security so they can live in dignity for their last couple of years in life. host: with just two weeks to go do think there is to do that? doler: all they're going to talking about obamacare until it starts working. host: yesterday on abc this week , republican congressman tom cole came in to talk about congress is to do l
prize recipient and was elected president in the country's first free elections. the post apartheid years were unemployment and aids plagued the country. the 91-year-old mandela, who at fault for years to host the world cup, appeared on the pitch. in his later years, he battled illness, in and out of the hospital. he virtually moved to his home village to be closer to his family. waned,luence never hosting a number of visitors, including first lady michelle obama. it also mandela became a living symbol of freedom -- nelson mandela became a living symbol of freedom and the strength of south africa and freedom beyond. has already begun at the south african embassy. hassle fella has more. >> at the south african embassy, a real-life reminder of this man's life and legacy. in front of the embassy, the nine foot statue made of bronze, designed by a south african sculptor, modeled after images of mandela back in 1990. the closed fist, almost signaling victory. he was jailed 27 years three decades ago, at the very spot where dozens of protesters, americans included, who were arrested becau
it was a very big public boycott of the election and we saw police beating down demonstrators and the brutality of that government and there was in return a response to the united states. that rekindled the anti-apartheid movement in this country. it started small and grew and grew. on the berkley campus it went from a handful of students to being thousands of students and faculty and staff and i. >> were you having conversations with your parents explaining to your parents why you were doing this? >> many of us did. particularly when we were arrested and we were seen on tv confronting the police. these were tense times and it was a bit different from the 60's. it was different in that ours was a movement in solidarity with the people in south africa. we were keenly aware we had our own issues namely racism and other oppression, we were focused on south africa and the university's invotemen investme. and many of us didn't want to distract by making it police brutality and keep the focus on south africa. we managed to keep it prod and managed to prevent the pola polarzation that you saw on many
.50 an hour by 2016. >>> his first full day as a cant for re-election, mayor gray battled with reporters. he wanted to talk about economic success. tom sherwood reports gray was pressed on his record and 2010 campaign that remains under criminal investigation. tom? >> gray was there to talk about his success as mayor. the event got off on a bad foot before it started. arriving for a news conference on economic development, the security staff blocked reporters from his elevator. >> that's it. that's it. >> why can't reride up, mr. mayor? >> it was nonfunctional. >> reporter: the mayor spoke more than an hour. >> a vital, breathing, growing city, making a city safer. >> reporter: he bris led when asked if his successes were from the former mayor. >> you are wrong, okay? you are plain wrong. >> reporter: they came over to challenge the reporter, aaron wiener. >> that's what they did. a lot of ground breaking with little in the pipeline. there's no funding for it. >> reporter: when gray said he was running on his record, the federal criminal probe into his 2010 campaign. >> have you cooperated?
and iran. it is titled -- there is this story from "the weekly standard" focusing on the midterm elections -- next is james joining us this morning from valley village, california. i don't really consider myself an independent or republican or democrat. i see myself as a humanitarian. being that i dedicated my life to traveling the world, i don't see where any types of war or weapons is the solution to anything. next is kathleen from texas. caller: good morning. i am a military mother. quit the military. he trains people for three times what he makes as a private contractor. america is in decline because we have outsourced our wealth. 40% of americans make under 20,000 a year. torture and not outsourced every, -- and outsource slavery. more americans than al qaeda on 9/11 and 10 times the amount of iraq ease and saddam, and he gets a library. that is why america is a joke. i love you, steve. host: kathleen from texas. continue our feature, first ladies, influence and image. you can watch the program every monday beginning at 9:00 eastern time here on c-span. all of the programs from martha
the course of my elected political life. but it is really nice to be able to come here today and congratulate both of them in person for the incredible work than they have done to further strong relationships between the united states and israel. um, as all of you have seen in the last 24 hours, has become an invaluable expression of not just their personal commitment, but our ability to come together to talk about complicated issues. it is already the 10th anniversary. during that short span of time, it is safe to say this has become the premiere venue for a u.s.-israel public dialogue. surpriset is no because there is a lot to talk about. -- i will just share are you quickly, haim and i about the same age. when we were each in high school, haim in tel aviv and me in new england, we both picked up the bass guitar and we dreamed of making it big as rock stars. if you ever heard the music that my bandmates and i made, and you can go on youtube and actually that my you would know first true act of public service was when i stopped playing public gigs. [laughter] maybe that is why i wound up as
. the united states senator elected in 2010 and has certainly made his mark in just a very short time. he has proven to be an outspoken champion for constitutional liberties and fiscal responsibility. warrior against government overreach. among his first legislative billions, cutting $500 in federal spending and balancing the budget in just five years. he has since introduced similar bills with growing support. he serves on the foreign relations committee, homeland security, and government affairs with the small business committee. a graduate of duke university school of medicine, he was a practicing ophthalmologist in kentucky for 17 years. in 1995, he founded the southern kentucky eye clinic, an organization that provides eye exams and surgeries to needy families and individuals. he still does that work today. has been a vocal advocate for term limits, a balanced budget amendment, a read the bills act, an auditor of the federal reserve, and has gained prominence for his independent position on many political issues. a devotedul is husband and father, married for 23 years to kelly ashbury an
" is why bill de blasio was elected. the tale of two cities as he put it. a lot of it, steve you have some charts here -- goes to affordable housing. so many elements to this story. it's not a new york city story it's a national story. mika said one in five american children live in poverty. >> it's a national story. what you have are a number of things that come together to create it. you had this terrible recession. you have the rising income equality which is fine for wealthy people to get wealthier but the people at the bottom have gotten poorer. you have reduction in food stamps. the average food stamp income has gone from $33 to $25 as part of this. you got a discussion about the minimum wage. >> you can't live on it. >> there's a whole bunch of things that come together in a perfect storm for people at the bottom and so they feel very picked upon and i think rightly so. >> joe, you would agree you got to make work pay in order to get people network. asking people to work for something they can't afford to support their family on that's not really how welfare reform works. >> i agree
in next year's midterm elections. already the botched rollout has put enrollment rates far below white house targets. consumers now have just a few weeks to sign up for coverage to begin on january 1. to handle the surge, the technology team is scrambling to make more upgrades to the website and warns too much traffic could still overwhelm the system. tara mergener, for cbs news, washington. >> the technology team is scrambling to fix glitches in what is known as the back end of the system, meaning the part of the website that delivers consumer information to insurers. >>> federal investigators from the national transportation safety board will spend the next two days interviewing the crew and passengers who are on the commuter train that jumped the tracks in new york city, killing four people. speed may have been a factor. but as marley hall reports, investigators say it is still too soon to know for sure. >> reporter: workers used cranes to upright trains -- train cars that toppled during the crash. they are also analyzing the train's data recorders to determine if the engineer may h
factor in next year's midterm elections. already, the botched rollout put enrollment rates in the new health insurance marketplace far below white house targets. consumers now have just a few weeks to sign up for coverage to begin on january 1. to handle that surge, the technology team is scrambling to make more upgrades to the website and warns too much traffic could still overwelm the system. tara for cbs news, washington. >> the technology team is also scrambling to fix glitches in what's known as the back end of the system. meaning, the part of the website that delivers the consumer information to insurers. >>> by now, you know it's cybermonday and some experts predict up to 85% of online retailers will offer you something special, even this week, a lot of people are doing cyber week deals, but matt, rather some of his favorite deals that you can still get in on before the night is over. the top store wide sales come from these folks you see on your screen. with 6:00 p.m..com stealing the spotlight. followed by huge offerings by omaha steaks, and calvin klein. they are down to 55
campaign. four people pleaded guilty to running a shadow campaign that helped him get elected. gray, though, is not facing any charges. >> our record speaks for itself. look at the fiscal stability, education, the way people are getting back to work. >> some of gray's opponents are already criticizing him for running again. tommy wells says the mayor doesn't deserve a second chance because he ran a corrupt campaign. >> and new, vice president joe biden is taking a stance against china's air defense zone. earlier today he held a press conference. biden told the u.s. he is deeply concerned about china's attempt to change the status quo in the east china sea. china wants all aircraft entering airspace over water around its land to notify authorities before hand. the u.s., gentleman want and other allies refuse to recognize. this is expected to dominate conversation when biden travels to beijing tomorrow. >>> and right now secretary of state john kerry is meeting with nato diplomats. they want to persuade afghan leaders to keep international forces inning of beyond 2014. that would include u.s.
on to win a nobel peace prize and was elected south africa's first black president. [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: served as president until 1999 when he announcement his retirement. >> don't call me. i'll call you. >> reporter: despite health problems his retirement years were busy as he worked on behalf of charities and campaigned tirelessly to bring the world cup soccer tournament to his beloved nation. in the summer of 2010 mandela saw that dream realized. his life was a series of battles, but in an interview on his 90th birthday he said he'd do it all again. >> i don't regret it because the things that affected me were things that pleased my soul. >> reporter: i'm renee marsh reporting. >> now, of course, whenever something like this happens, tributes pour in from around the world and, of course, the death of nelson mandela is no different, a lot of folks with a lot to say tonight. >> absolutely. we have the story live from the south african embassy where a statue of mandela went up earlier this year. >> reporter: a few south african natives have come out to pay tribute to
and ezekiel emanuel may think of young people, that's a bad deal. as you point out, we've had three elections on this. there's nobody in the america who has not at least heard of obama care and i think that -- i think that what we're seeing is their very real refusal to go along with it because as you say, it's a bad idea for them. >> the white house, charlie, has to be deeply worried about the new harvard millennial poll. only 22% of young americans plan to sign up. 47% say it's unlikely they are going to sign up. i mean, those young people are the ones who are supposed to pay, as you point out, for the higher health costs for older and sick americans. if that doesn't happen, charlie, it could cause what experts say is a death spiral of skyrocketing premiums and then the risk, the collapse of the entire system. right? >> and i think -- absolutely. and i think that is exactly why the administration would much rather spend their time talking about what a disaster the website is and we're going to fix the website and get the glitches out. and you know what, eventually -- and they compare it to
elected to the baseball hall of fame along with joe torre and bobby cox. >> awesome. >> it just came in. sal, i know you are aware of that. but you know about our traffic mess on highway 4. >> brilliantly said. i was watching both. i have good news on highway 4. highway 4, the lanes have opened. however, the backup here live from newschopper2 is just ridiculous. it is backed up all the way to antioch and then people say that's normal. this is not normal. this is much busier than it normally is. so you get on the road even all of the lanes are opened, you will be in traffic. you should probably double your commute time. normally it takes you about maybe 40 minutes to get through this. today it will take you more than an hour and i'm just -- i'm trying to be conservative here. hopefully i will be a little bit wrong on the plus side. maybe it won't take you that long. but i'm not that optimistic. i've been doing this a long time. i have to tell you, traffic is very slow. let's take a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. this is a 20 to 25-minute delay. no problems getting onto the upper deck
to regain ground. the last time was followed by a whole election year. this time you don't have a moment like that. is going to be a lot harder for him to dig out of a hole like this. even with three more years to go? at what point does the public and washington d.c. just start looking ahead to the next president? quickly, given our media environment for one. it is pretty easy to write off a lame-duck president. highlighted another obstacle is facing in trying to dig out of -- perceptions are set. increasingly the closer we get to 2016 there are going to be -- they are going to be more and more fixed. is the biggest challenge the white house faces. tot: if you want to talk legacy -- about obama's legacy and how he's doing with these issues, specifically healthcare.gov, some of the criticism he has received, give us a call. guest: with the national security agency's eavesdropping ask posers your car he was saying here is not aware that the united states is eavesdropping on the german chancellor's personal cell phone. obviously the glitches to the health care website is another that he has
the tailwind to this market is that we've had gridlock in d.c. since the mid term elections of 2010. that is a positive underpinning to both economic growth admitted it's modest, and to the market as a whole. do i think this budget deal is a market mover? not necessarily, but let's face it the market seems to go up on every bit of news right now. stuart: it doesn't hurt and the market wants to go up and i think you're on record saying 18 k for the dow fairly soon. is that right? it is? >> it's coming. i don't know how-- we have to define fairly soon. >> okay. and i will not pin you down, because that was not your forecast. tray knippa, thank you. the opening bell has running. and we're before 16,000. everybody knows i'm a ludwick-- luddite sort of. friday night i ordered a book on amazon and sunday morning it was delivered by the postal service. i thought i'd like you to know that amazon is using the postal service and it works. and another big name you know, it's china mobile. they're going to take orders for apple's iphones starting thursday. apple is up in part on that news. chin
election and also the recent virginia governor's election and why at least it was reported it did have an effect on women voters. >> host: what's your opinion first before we hear from dr. sommers? >> caller: my opinion, it was almost like preaching to the choir, and the way it was reported and may have seemed to be emphasized by those who believed it anyway. but in the virginia governor's election, i lived in maryland, it did seem to have an effect at least on those going to the polls, the women going to the polls. >> host: thank you, sir. >> guest: yes. the war on women theme was very effective, and what i think about that is, first of all, i mean, democrats have been far better at listening to women, being informed by various women's centers that they, with whom they correspond be, and they got their message, and they fine-tuned that message for different age groups. it was fairly clear, for example, in the last presidential campaign that the republicans did not do that. and i think that for many conservatives as i said before, there are all these women's groups that are supported.
filing for re-election. mayor vincent gray is upset over questions he's getting. this appearance was meant to high lie d.c.'s egg economic development during his term in office. he says he's running on his record and refuses to answer questions into the federal probe that is still on going. tom sherwood was at that news conference and found out that gray didn't like the media crowd leaving the room, either. >> i want to talk about the future of the district of columbia. i am a native washingtonian. i have given virtually my life to this city. this is the washington redskins game? >> gray is a press secretary also argue we'd a reporter from the washington city paper claiming that the mayor has a stronger record on development than his predecessors. >>> and just moments ago, tom sherwood also confirmed that tomorrow he will form an expl e exploratory committee for a possible run for mayor. he's an independent and has until june to decide to launch a campaign on his own. he's the fifth member of the city council who is in the mayor's race or is considering it. he's been a member of
an exploratory committee. he is formerly a republican. in the november general election he's running against whoever wins the democratic and the republican primary. >>> part of the minimum wage hike passed by the d.c. council yesterday would expand the number of people getting sick leave in the city. it expands the 2008 bill to include people who work for tips. the council is set for a vinyl vote on -- final vote on the measure in the next few weeks. >>> a checkup now on the affordable care act. the white house says nearly 30,000 people signed up for health insurance coverage on healthcare.gov over just the first two days of december as the website was relaunched. and that 30,000 surpasses signups during the entire month of october. but getting young people to sign up and healthy people to sign up is the key. the premiums that young healthy people pay help to bring down the cost for the sick and the elderly. at a white house youth summit, president obama encouraged the young people there to spread the word. >> for your friends and your family, the most important source of information is not
was elected south africa's president. april 27th is now a national holiday there. today many south africans gathered outside mandela's home to mourn and celebrate the life of the man they call the father of their nation. >> the news was announced late south african time last night before midnight. many millions of south africans are waking up to the news that the father of this nation has passed away. hundreds of them are coming to the suburban mansion where he spent many of his final years. the mood here is not somber. there have been very few tears shed. we were coming to celebrate his life. to celebrate the lives they had been able to lead because of his sacrifice. >> he spent 27 years in prison. just to give to the people what freedom means. >> many of the people are wondering what happens now. we expect details later today of a lying in state and expect details of a barrier and we talked about a diplomat who is familiar with the plans that this might be perhaps the biggest burial of the former national leader since that of winston churchill. nbc news, johansburg. >> south africa's pres
virginia governor bob mcdonnell. nk donnell has more than one month left in office before governor-elect terry mcauliffe is sworn in. the portrait will be revealed tomorrow evening in richmond. >>> the annual holiday stroll will happen later today in vienna. it will happen between lawyers road and mill street. to set up for the big event that stretch is closed today. you can watch the lighting of the town's holiday tree. this happens tonight from 6:00 to 9:00. the celebration of hanukkah continues as the jewish community around the world will light the candle marking the sixth night. dozens of people came out to late a menorah. the jewish population in d.c., maryland and virginia has been on the rise over the last few years. and the votes are in. the national zoo's new panda cub has a name. >> it is bao bao. it means treasure or precious. it was trending on twitter. more than 123,000 people voted online to pick the cub's name and dozens lined up early to get a good spot for the big reveal. we wanted to celebrate and to kind of get people excited. >> bao bao's mother, mei xiang gave birth
announcing his re-election bid, d.c. mayor gray touted the economic successes since he became mayor. during the news conference, things got heated. the mayor got angry when reportered questioned him about his record and the 2010 mayoral run that is under investigation. we'll have more in a live report at 5:00. >>> in northern virginia right now, water main breaks are starting to tear up the roads, especially in parts of arlington. south arlington mill drive was closed between south taylor and south randolph street. there was a second main break on south monroe street hours later. the first was reported around 4:00 this morning. residents woke up with no water. an elementary school was closed because of the breaks. >>> at this hour, there are still more questions than answers in sunday's deadly train derailment that killed four people in new york. andrew cuomo said he wants to know why the train was going three times the speed limit. the state is now requiring all metro transit employees to take part in safety briefings. we'll have the search to find out if mechanical or human error led to i
pay for more their elect rit bills. and good evening. i'm doreen gentzler. >>> 20 children murdered almost one year ago in connecticut. tonight the 911 calls for the sandy hook elementary school shooting were released despite a long court battle. parents of the young victims did not want the calls released. nbc news has decided not to air those recordings. jay gray joins us live from new york with more on what we learned from listening to the 911 calls. jay? >> good evening. the tapes are chilling. a 911 dispatcher urging teachers to lock their doors, protect and keep them calm. instructing another faculty member to keep pressure on a gunshot wound. still many say those accounts should have never been made public. it is a day the survivors and families of victims from the sandy hook massacre have been dreading. the release of 911 calls from that day. a painful reminder of the and heart
elections outside of massachusetts, and is this an active debate for the democratic coalition now? you poll then public, on things like education, jobs, people want good jobs. people want the american dream. if you look at the muscles in the -- if you look at doug post,ck's recent blog which i think was not in "atlantic" but it "politico"? sorry. thatnk it is totally right one of the great unifying factors in this country was if by a sethard, and play of fairness rules, you should do ok. kids,r guidepost for our the next generation, are they doing better than they are. that has changed. and people are really anxious about that. they want to work hard and they want to do ok. so i think there is -- when i looked at the elections, in new, chris christie won in jersey, that is true, but so did minimum wage expansion. virginia,liffe won in walsh in boston, palacios in new york. the person who was protested education -- >> could you speak up? >> the person who was pro- education won. so there is something going on in the country that is about, yes, working hard. nobody wants a handout. but let's
, increase the level of civility. if you do that, you will elect more women to public office and public service, and that is a very whole something for our country. when i encourage women to run, they say how can you even take the abuse you take in terms of the negative things that people ?ay i say they do not matter to me. if we were not effective they would not be attacking me. however, people with options do not want to subject themselves to the maliciousness that some people have out there. we know that if we can make the debate more civil and reduce the role of money, many more women would enter the arena, and that increase thet to number of women. we are very proud of our fact -- of the fact that in our caucus, the house democratic caucus, we have women, minorities and members of the lgbt community. that is a beautiful mix. i am going to ask mr. hoyer to talk about what he is here to talk about today. i am happy to talk about women all day. >> me to. , wet of all, let me say don't know what the budget parameters and any agreement are going to be. we have heard rumors. you have wri
after mandela was elected president he turned to sport to help unite his still divided country. it was the 1995 rugby world cup. mandela encouraged the nation to believe in the slogan of one team, one country. the image of mandela wearing the color and handing the trophy to the team captain was a symbol of unification. 63,000 people in the stands for the game. afterwards, the captain summed up saying we didn't have the support of 63,000 south africans today, we have the support of 42 million. we are hearing from ali tonight. he taught us forgiveness on a grand scale. his was a spirit born free destined to soar above the rainbows. today, his spirit is soaring through the heavens. he is now forever free. >> some of the best in sports. >> it really is. >> thank you, dianna. >> nbc "nightly news" is coming up next. it is a one hour special report on nelson mandela. >> s once upon a time, an insurance clerk stumbled upon a cottage. [knock] no one was at home, but on the kitchen table sat three insurance policies. the first had lots of coverage. the second, only a little. but the thi
obama care. now you look at another core constituency. we heard after the election about the latino vote in america. look at the latest poll out of gallup. the support of of the president has gone down 23% among hispanic voters. that's a huge discrepancy. from where he was a year ago. >> and the reason -- now this is not obviously a good law for the american people. but politically, the reason why this is valuable is it's exposing the president for what he's about. he's all about making promises that aren't coming true. now people are getting the reality of what barack obama is about in their mailbox. the difference between this scandal and many others is this is affecting millions of people in their bank account losing their doctor, their health care. this is just the beginning. just wait until employers have the option of dumping their insurance and throwing people on these exchanges. >> let me ask you this. we know the federal renlster back in july of oh 2010. they knew the individual policies, it could be as high as 80% of americans would lose them. they also said 60 some odd percent
that happened from there to his and not much time later to his election as president, it was part of an era of historic that iaround the world think will be remembered as such for a long time. the president has spoken a lot about this, not just last night, so i will point you to what he said in the past. it is a remarkable thing. in broadcast and in print, you guys have been doing a terrific job of celebrating his life and noting how unique he is. there is no debate around the world about the fundamental goodness of this man. ,ex we're getting really close but december 23 when people have to sign-up for insurance, on the first of the year, january 1 is a date were a lot of people will be focused on if the system is actually working the way it should be working. any concerns at all about these dates coming up? >> we are extremely focused on teams and the the tech teams. earlier, we met the in november.set we are still engaged in a lot of work and we have a lot of work to do to make sure that we continue to address whatever problems remain with the website so it is functioning as effectively
like last month's elections. >> when push comes to shove, you have to focus in on the core priorities of leadership, in the case of local government, education, transportation, public safety. >> keynote speaker in hot springs, virginia is texas governor, rick perry. >>> a fire chief is sentenced to two years in jail for fraud and embezzlement. estimated at $140,000, bo taylor was the chief. prosecutors claimed he submitted false invoss for repair work and bought items on a prince william county public school credit card. >>> the u.s. park police has a new top cop. robert mcclain is the acting chief. he succeeds teresa chamber who is is retiring after 35 years in law enforcement. he most recently worked as the commander for homeland security and oversaw operations here in d.c. and new york. he's been with the park police since 1991. >>> just in time for the holidays, not one but two mystery donors come to the rescue. how they helped a church without heat. >>> we are just hours away from an easy way to get to and from baltimore on the weekends. >>> looking live at the ellipse, there she
posting is from 1994 when williams was an election watcher in south africa. but williams really likes the picture taken with mandela. at the afl headquaters here because of mandela's fierce support for labor. >> that's the picture he will always cherish. he was in the house of labor. >> on capitol hill, eleanor holmes norton has her own memories of south africa's history. she was among four civil law right leaders who helped sparks months of demonstrations that helped bring about reform in south africa and freedom for trade unions there. she said it was time to celebrate his long and worthy life of making life better for many people. >> there's not a lot to mourn if you consider the life he lived and his gift to the world. we always mourn for the passing of one of the great men of our time. but in south africa, they're dancing. they are jubilant because their freedom is a straight line from his sacrifice. >>> the national museum of african art is another place to sign a condolence book for mandela. it will be available until next friday during regular visiting hours. you can also post
when he was elected, brought na office. charlie rangel thought he would have access to the white house as chairman of the house ways and means committee. he didn't get access. >> and who did? >> al sharpton. that's who they went with for their community outreach. they went with al sharpton over charlie rangel. charlie rangel has been pretty honest about the failures of obama care. the real difference is style. charlie rangel likes other people. he is a warm person. spend an afternoon with charlie rangel. he exsuds an affection for other human beings. that is wholly absent from president obama. name five people close to him? they don't exist. you can name 500 for charlie rangel. >> remember the picture of him on the beach in the dominican republic. he evaded taxes on the cottage. the president didn't take to his side and also you remember the $30,000 plate funt raising event that went on in harlem, which is the district of charlie rangel. he wasn't invited. >> but you can have a conversation with charlie rangel. charlie rangel is a politician. he understands compromise. two people comin
a lame duck president. i believe midterm elections, gop has a grand opportunity to reach out to those pop that have suffered the most. they can take over the house and senate if they do grassroots advocacy, if the tea party and party establishment would join as one we have a grand opportunity. >> chris, last word. >> a lot of this is going to fall on republicans come midterms, what do they want to do. for example, take immigration. if you want to address this issue and to be viable at a national level, you have to put something forward. if you're going to be basically trapped by fringe within your own party, you end up doing nothing. part of that is the reality. they have to come to the fact divisions are not -- >> senate republicans do something about immigration, chris. >> not house republicans. >> approval rate, low rate but we're out of time. angela, lame duck president has three years to go. >> i got you. >> thanks so much. >> thank you. >> we will be right back. [ male announcer ] it's simple physics... a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in
could turn into freezing rain a little bit later on today. alex? >> okay. all of our big elected names are expected back in town now. the house and the senate back on the roll call tomorrow. so what are the key issues of the many that they're expected to take up before adjourning for the year? >> well, alex, it's interesting. i don't want to sound too optimistic here, but all signs are pointing to the fact that they might actually get a deal on the budget. that deal might include scaling back some of those sequester cuts, finding a little bit of deficit reduction. here's the key thing to focus on, though, right now, alex. the tone. there doesn't seem to be an appetite for another government shutdown. that, of course, bodes well for the economy and washington in general. take a listen to what two lawmakers had to say earlier today. >> keep the budget caps in place, not raise taxes, which is important during this weak economy, and actually avoid a government shutdown. so i'm hopeful that even by the end of this week we'll be able to come together and achieve that. >> i certainly hope as
hamid karzai said he won't sign it until after the country's elections from april. >>> the police department picking up pointers from usa today. according to usa today one in four are using a tactic known as tower dunk. >> that means they are tracking the ident and activity of thousands of cell phones, and at least two dozen are using a stingray, a mobile suitcase device used as a fake cell phone device to intercept calls. >>> safety improvements are coming to the railroad in the weak of last week's derail. . the new system will warn engineers of approaching speed reductions and will automatically apply an emergency brake in the speed is not lowered. >>> autopsy results are due in the death of a 16-year-old boy. officials now say first responders used every means possible to try and revive that boy. he went into cardiac arrest. the boy reportedly had an underlying medical condition. his family says he was clear to fly. >>> billy joel and shirley mcclain among those celebrated at kennedy honors. santana and opera serng marty no royo rounded out this lest of honorees. president obam
doesn't get people elected. that's the problem with these politicians. >> to the election the "new york times" says the article on the three democrat senators, the southern democrats that are left, are they moving towards a budget resolution because the democrats are so concerned about losing the senate? >> the democrats are worried about losing the senate for a variety of reasons but it will have more to do with the health care law than the budget. but yes, those folks are worried about their seats. they don't want to see anything that causes pain in terms of their electoral chances. another government shutdown might help democrat's chances because republicans would be blamed. so there's some odd politics but yes those senators are worried about their seats. and harry reid is worried about holding on to the gavel in the senate chamber but it's not a huge risk compared to few months ago. >> thank you very much. we'll continue with david stockman. fired up about chairman bernanke. >> we wouldn't have it any other way. coming up, a merger set to close today. what are the ingredients for s
and senate, step all over us. we just shrug our shoulders, gripe a bit about them. but we kept re-electing and paying their salaries. for what? are they doing their jobs? they are slacking. it's not new. look what they have promised. not done. here's a thumbnail sketch. how about that lousy website the administration dumped on the nation? the oversight came after the fact of the website. now, that's not helpful. and in six weeks, we run out of money to fund the government. of course, around the corner, the tdebt ceiling. again. what about tax reform. they always talk about it. immigration reform. that farm bill is already two years overdue. with all this unfinished business, what are they doing? let me give you a hint. according to "the washington post" only five days are planned in december when the house and the senate will both be in washington. just five days for senators and members of congress to work together and actually solve problems. they don't operate in a vacuum. they can't get work done if they're not both working together or even working. that is a fact. now, that's not to s
was elected resident of the country in 1994. serving just one term. current south african president ordered flags to be flown at half staff gave nelson mandela was 95. >> congressman randy not avail discussedoll the bill the latest negotiations on the legislation. you can see his remarks in their entirety at c-span.org. here's some of what he said. >> what are the chances we can say farm bill before december 31. >> not likely. the bill we can get passed after the first of the year. >> so you will go best your deadline. >> right now we are performing under an expired farm bill. what happens after the first of the year, farmers and ranchers across the country will begin to plan for next year's crop -- they need to know what the rules of the game are going to be. host: that brings up commodity groups. there was a story recently that there has been intense lobbying threatening the farm bill. the commodity groups, corn growers, sugar folks, soybean folks warring against each other. here is one quote -- this is not helping to get a farm bill. i did not have this in 2008. the attitude among the co
election papers. he is still under investigation, something sherwood equated to a wet mattress hanging over his campaign. how tough would it be for the mayor to run with a wet mattress hanging over his head? >> it won't be easy, there's no question about that. the reality is that many of the people who are convinced that the 2010 campaign was corrupt have already decided that they're not going to be able to support mayor gray. so to my way of thinking, he is actually benefiting from all of these other high-profile candidates getting into the race. the more widely the vote is divided, the better it is for him. he may do what harry thomas used to do when he was running and win by 30% of the vote because all the anti incumbent vote has been divide among so many candidates. >> bowser saying now that he's running he will have to answer questions, tommy wells saying he doesn't deserve a second chance because of the shadow of the 2010 campaign. >> a lot of that, i think, is campaign talk on these candidates running against mayor gray. but i think a lot -- i heard tommy wells the other day. he's pu
as a potential candidate in the next presidential election, though he himself has not made any formal announcement. event is part of c-span's road to the white house 2016 coverage. [applause] >> good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. on this nice, brisk detroit michigan day. introduce dr. to rand paul, the junior senator from kentucky. he was elected in 2010 and certainly has made his mark in a very short time. he has proven to be an outspoken champion for constitutional liberties and fiscal responsibility. and a warrior against government overreach. among his first legislative proposals, cutting a $500 billion federal spending proposal and a plan to balance the federal budget in just five years. he has since introduced several bills with growing support. in the senate, he serves on the foreign relations committee. education, labor and pension, homeland security, and government affairs and the small business community. a graduate of the duke university school of medicine, he was a practicing ophthalmologist in bowling green, kentucky, for 17 years. 1995, he founded the southern kentuck
election coming up. >> we're talking about medicaid -- >> medicaid is critical to turn the corner on this whole thing. >> i do not think that that went -- is what david was saying. we have seen improvements. youth you talk to the democrats, they are as frustrated as we are with how the launch of the website began. they would also say that there have been significant improvements in the functionality of the website, and that we have passed an important milestone on november the 30th. we are going to see those improvements continue over the course of december and into next year. as i think someone noted earlier, the deadlines we are looking at, we are looking at making sure that those americans who want insurance the the exchanges have it if they wanted by january 1. and also, that everybody who wants to enroll during this si x month enrollment. can do so by march 31. just to make clear that i understand them a the 375,000 number that you brought to us today, do you have any sense of what number of those people are actually able to get to the site , as opposed to had to queue? 375,0
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